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by kboish
Thu May 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KCMO proposes changes to public engagement process
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: KCMO proposes changes to public engagement process

I found this puzzling. Who is promoting it?
by kboish
Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49904

Re: Bike Lanes

North KC is developing a Master Bike Plan.

Any bets on whether they adopt their plan before KCMO?
by kboish
Wed May 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press
Replies: 159
Views: 14970

Re: OFFICIAL - KC Star Printing Press

Chopped up and sold for every cent of its value
by kboish
Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49904

Re: Bike Lanes

Isn't the visibility problem directly tied to the neighborhood handwringing any reduction in street parking? Yes, and the city is all-too-willing to oblige. Same applies to Crossroads: Dozens of intersections with cars legally parked too close to the intersection (less than 30 feet), thus creating ...
by kboish
Wed May 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)
Replies: 204
Views: 30424

Re: OFFICIAL - Reverb (1800 Walnut)

I saw the base of the tower crane in place yesterday. I'd guess the tower crane itself should be going up soon.
by kboish
Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49904

Re: Bike Lanes

And by the way, I also use Armour nearly every day- either by vehicle or bike. The current design is 1000% safer/better than what it was before IMO- mainly because of reduced speeds. And while I'm still ok with making improvements on whats there today, sometimes our "compromises" end making everythi...
by kboish
Wed May 15, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49904

Re: Bike Lanes

As much as I like the bike lane design and road diet it is difficult to turn as a driver getting onto or crossing Armour at most intersections (that don't have a light). Am in the camp that urban design should cater to pedestrian first, bikes/scooters second and cars third but if prioritizing bikes...
by kboish
Tue May 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5480
Views: 488814

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

So a buddy of mine that lives in OKC said they are already expanding their 4.6 mile initial line and have ordered 2 more streetcars. I don't understand why our extensions are taking forever to materialize. Also their main 4.6 mile line cost $136M or so? Seems our 2.2 mile line cost at least that mu...
by kboish
Tue May 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Bike Lanes
Replies: 332
Views: 49904

Re: Bike Lanes

Now, they're calling for changes to make the street, lined with protected bike lanes, safer for everyone.
They are not calling for making the street safe for everyone, they are calling for making the street safe for people to fly down the street at 40+ MPH.
by kboish
Sun May 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ
Replies: 66
Views: 9750

Re: OFFICIAL - McCown Gordon HQ

Agreed. This looks good.
by kboish
Fri May 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 397
Views: 20335

Re: Next Mayor 2019

Did anyone catch Jolies horrible idea regarding a city department of transportation? Instead of putting money towards the capital necessary to fix the issues, given the various departments and crews we already have, we should totally just put more money into staffing another person inside City Hall...
by kboish
Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 397
Views: 20335

Re: Next Mayor 2019

We have a 20 year funding mechanism (GO Bond). We should have a 20 year approach. DOT is how you do that.
by kboish
Thu May 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 397
Views: 20335

Re: Next Mayor 2019

We can either build projects one by one with blinders on or take a comprehensive planning approach to projects. If someone prefers the former, I'm sure they would never complain when a street is repaved and then torn up for utility repair the following year.
by kboish
Wed May 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 332821

Re: Misc Crossroads News

I thought buildings with arts uses had tax abatements. Is that still a thing?

If rents are soaring in a building with a performance space, I'm going to guess the owner is looking to redevelop it into something else.
by kboish
Wed May 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Misc Crossroads News
Replies: 2578
Views: 332821

Re: Misc Crossroads News

The Living Room, a performance space at 1818 McGee, announced it is closing after this season. They sent out an email stating Full of gratitude for the nine years we’ve spent in our home we are announcing our tenth and final season at 1818 McGee. Due to soaring city taxes and rental costs in The Cro...
by kboish
Tue May 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Next Mayor 2019
Replies: 397
Views: 20335

Re: Next Mayor 2019

I love the idea and am interested in more details regarding how she would implement it. It’s a lot bolder move than Lucas is giving credit for or he is showing a real lack of understanding of how this would impact city operations.
by kboish
Tue May 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1674
Views: 142866

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

I hope it’s not split up. I’d love to see this kick start East Village. Federal jobs have a mandate to locate in urban core.

Alternatively I could see this going in the old EPA building in KCK. (I can’t remember if that building has been filled yet )
by kboish
Wed May 01, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)
Replies: 63
Views: 9795

Re: OFFICIAL - Grand Place (former KC Star building)

The design will be "vintage sports bar". lol
by kboish
Wed May 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?
Replies: 395
Views: 71585

Re: Why Can't the West Bottoms Be Redeveloped....?

Its a nice project and I hope its successful. The only problem is no one lives around it. On the website you link to there is a slide show of what I guess they are trying to show as comparable projects. The main difference I see is that in each of those projects you can see apartments surrounding th...
by kboish
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!
Replies: 513
Views: 70786

Re: wtf is happening to w. 39th?!

Apparently there are new owners of the property and rumors are that they are planning some sort of mixed use development. The liquor store's lease was not extended and their last day in business is near. A few people on the neighborhood FB page voiced displeasure on the new development unless all o...